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Glitter transplant ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by lampfancy Nov 25, 2021. 6 Replies

Have a Mathmos Neo bottle I’m thinking of repurposing as a glitter, but with the now prohibitive costs of getting glitter kits in the UK I was thinking of just buying a cheap generic glitter lamp as…Continue

Sticking wax solution?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kensington Sep 22, 2021. 22 Replies

I posted about this a while back but the trail has gone a bit cold, so to speak.Just wondered if anyone had any success in finding a ‘hands on’ approach to solving the sticking wax issue that seems…Continue

Mathmos Astro - sticking wax?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BR4X Apr 21, 2021. 5 Replies

I touched on this in another thread, but with that now ‘buried’ thought it might be worth starting a separate thread for this issue.

 I recently swapped the master-fluid between two Astro bottles a…Continue

Fluid swap? (Mathmos Astro)

Started this discussion. Last reply by lampfancy Apr 12, 2021. 22 Replies

Hello - Just a bit of an appeal for information for anyone who has experience of lamp bottle ‘transplants’ (particularly Mathmos)Have never been much of a 'tamperer', but having recently received a…Continue

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lampfancy replied to lampfancy's discussion Glitter transplant ?
"Well, yes… that’s why I was asking - to see if anyone has done this and knew what types of glitter would work.

Haven’t added anything yet but a bought a packet of cosmetic grade heat/ solvent resistant glitter that I was…"
Nov 25, 2021
Johnny replied to lampfancy's discussion Glitter transplant ?
"You may find changing the actual glitter pieces / add new glitter may result in not flowing, the glitter flakes in the liquid you have has been worked out for weight and suspension in the fluid aka use heavier glitter could result in it staying at…"
Nov 24, 2021
lampfancy replied to lampfancy's discussion Glitter transplant ?
"Thanks for that, not sure I can match that sort of ambition, but will see how it goes with this little 'project' So, got a generic Chinese glitter lamp from eBay, liquid is a nice colour but the glitter seems poor quality, with quite a few…"
Nov 20, 2021
The Lamp Caretaker replied to lampfancy's discussion Glitter transplant ?
"I do it all the time just don't mix different brands. See some of the lamps I've posted here that I've designed using other glitter lamps liquid and glitter and it's way cheaper to swap.  One day LavaLite had a sale and free…"
Nov 18, 2021
Sven Nacht replied to lampfancy's discussion Glitter transplant ?
"I don't understand what you mean, as the final costs for an UK Import from Germany is only 1% more tax compared to before brexit. You can use a service like mygermany.com for the forwarding, so no min order quantity. They forward very cheap,…"
Nov 17, 2021
Autumn replied to lampfancy's discussion Glitter transplant ?
"Modern glitter lamps are not made with solvent based formulas. They are made with things like sodium nitrate or calcium chloride dissolved in water. These are relatively safe. Just don't eat or drink it or put it in your eyes and you will be…"
Nov 15, 2021
lampfancy posted a discussion

Glitter transplant ?

Have a Mathmos Neo bottle I’m thinking of repurposing as a glitter, but with the now prohibitive costs of getting glitter kits in the UK I was thinking of just buying a cheap generic glitter lamp as a ‘donor’ and transferring the contents over - just wondered if anyone else had done similar?

Seems it should be straightforward enough, in theory, but I wonder if there might be factors I hadn’t considered?

Also a bit worried about the health and safety aspect with the potent solvent based fluids…See More
Nov 15, 2021
Kensington replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
".After, by the way the lamp,isn’t hazy it’s the tv in the background and hard to get a good pict"
Sep 22, 2021
Kensington replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
Sep 22, 2021
lampfancy replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
"Thanks, will give this a try. Have done the second bottle now which seems to be flowing fine, and a ‘re-refill’ of the first bottle having cleaned the glass more throughly, but now the flow issue seems to have gotten worse with the wax…"
Sep 5, 2021
Arne replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
"Add glycerin 99,5% in steps of about 1ml until desired flow is achieved. When doing so make sure the lamp has completely cooled down and with glycerin of about the same temperature. If you add cold glycerin to warm fluid it will cloud up...if both…"
Sep 4, 2021
lampfancy replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
"OK, so had a ‘stab’ at this yesterday,

The wax poured much easier than I was expecting, so took the opportunity to filter the wax (the wax seemed to have a lot of debris or ‘grit’ which seems another fairly common…"
Aug 30, 2021
The Lamp Caretaker replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
"Looking at the photo I thought you had discovered a delicious recipe for Lava Tacos or Lava Enchiladas.  Yummy!"
Aug 30, 2021
Autumn replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
"That's exactly it. This is caused by their formula not the bottles. There is no way they aren't aware of this and I don't know why they haven't fixed it yet. "
Aug 28, 2021
Autumn replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
"Lately for sticky Mathmos lamps I've been pouring the melted wax into large 60ML horticultural syringes and using them to squirt the wax back into the lamps with the master fluid already in them. You could probably find bigger ones, but I…"
Aug 26, 2021
Arne replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
"Yes but if the fluid is not too warm (below 20°C) it wont. If you are worried anyway drop the wax in when its cold."
Aug 26, 2021

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My First Lava Lamp was:
Mathmos Jet

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At 11:21pm on February 3, 2017, Modulo '70 said…
Hi lampfancy. A slightly belated welcome to you from a fellow Brit collector and Mathmos fan.
 
 
 

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